Courts and Civil Procedure – Procedure Generally

Selection of Jury

SECTION 9-10-9

§ 9-10-9. Grounds for excuse from service.

A justice of the superior court or the family court, or the jury commissioner, may excuse a person from jury duty or may continue the date of the service upon a showing of mental or physical disability, illness, or the serious illness of some member of his or her immediate family, economic or domestic hardship, or other good cause; provided, that he or she may be required to serve his or her term or the remainder thereof, as the case may be, on an emergency panel of jurors, if such a panel is deemed necessary by the jury commissioner or the presiding justice of the superior or family court. The discretion to so excuse may be exercised by the appropriate party at any time during the selection or assignment of jurors.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1920, ch. 1948, § 27; G.L. 1923, ch. 329, § 27; G.L. 1938, ch. 506, § 25; G.L. 1938, ch. 506, § 23; P.L. 1939, ch. 700, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 9-10-9; P.L. 1980, ch. 242, § 1.)